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1. The payee's signature on the back of a check indicating that the payee has received the check. Banks require that payees endorse checks before they may be cashed or deposited.

2. An amendment to a document, especially an insurance policy. Informally, they are called riders.


An owner's signature that serves to transfer the legal rights to a negotiable certificate to another party.


(also spelled indorsement) Placing one's signature on the back of a check or other negotiable instrument in order to transfer ownership to another.Endorsers warrant payment of the instrument unless they sign with the additional words “without recourse.”

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2010) (Bank filed original note, but indorsement was to a different bank).
This would include an assignee from the holder who for some reason did not become a holder, perhaps because it did not receive a proper indorsement.
Somewhat paradoxically, the indorsement requirement increased the acceptability of debt instruments in exchange by limiting the finality of their transfer.
22) In light of these warranties, a bank providing a signature guarantee must verify the identity of the customer providing the indorsement or signing the instruction.